Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’ First Trailer – The Hollywood Reporter – saimmalik

The Amy Winehouse biopic is nearly right here. On Friday, Focus Options dropped the primary official trailer for Back to Black, the drama based mostly on the brief, stratospheric lifetime of the British soul music legend.

Up-and-coming British actress Marisa Abela (Business) performs Winehouse within the characteristic from director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy, 50 Shades of Gray). Produced by Monumental Footage and Studiocanal, Again to Black will bow within the U.Ok. and Eire on April 12 and exit within the U.S. through Focus Options on Could 17.

The movie focuses on Winehouse’s early years, dwelling in London, her rise to fame, and the recording of her groundbreaking breakout studio album, the titular Again to Black.

Within the trailer, we see Abela as Winehouse evolve from her early days, practising guitar in her room, all brick partitions and pink bedsheets, to her first recordings and performing earlier than sell-out crowds. We additionally see snippets of her relationship with ex-husband-to-be Blake Fielder-Civil (Jack O’Connell) and her father Mitch Winehouse (Eddie Marsan). Juliet Cowan performs Amy’s mom Janis, and Lesley Manville her grandmother, Cynthia. 

Matt Greenhalgh, who labored with Taylor-Johnson on Nowhere Boy, penned the screenplay to Again to Black. Alison Owen (Me Earlier than You, Elizabeth) and Debra Hayward (Les Miserables, Bridget Jones’s Child) produced Again to Black for Monumental Footage alongside Nicky Kentish-Barnes (About Time, A few Boy). Taylor-Johnson is govt producer, alongside Ron Halpern and Studiocanal’s senior vp world manufacturing, Joe Naftalin.

The undertaking was made with the help of The Amy Winehouse Property, in addition to Common Music Group and Sony Music Publishing, giving Taylor-Johnson full entry to Winehouse’s hit catalog. Focus made good use of that within the trailer, which options clips from “Rehab” and “Again to Black.” In her brief profession, the multi-Grammy-winning British soul sensation bought greater than 30 million information worldwide. However Winehouse struggled with habit and her success introduced with it intrusive media consideration on her private life. She died aged 27, on July 23, 2011, of what was dominated an unintended alcohol overdose.

“I don’t write songs to be well-known,” says Abela within the closing part of the trailer, “I write songs as a result of I’ve acquired to make one thing good out of one thing dangerous.”

Focus’ tagline for the movie? Her Music. Her Life. Her Phrases.

Take a look at the Again to Black trailer and U.S. poster under.

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